I think the seller is getting desperate. These could maybe sell for a decent price.
VMPS Ribbon Monitors - $1250 (Pleasantville, NY) http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/ele/4406015462.html
"Two stereo speakers. Large floorstanding. Approx 14"x16"x48" each weighing 120 lbs. Each speaker contains two ribbon tweeters, two mid-range ribbon panels, one active 12" carbon fiber woofer plus 12" downfiring passive woofer. Very good-to-excellent condition. Used with care. Never abused.
Original owner. Purchased factory direct. In addition to piano black ($400 extra) finish, also added mega woofers and additional Soundcoat insulation/bracing in cabinets, more expensive wiring (all done at factory with initial order). All told, total original price around $3600.
Fantastically revealing mid-range and big bass. Moved to apartment and just can't deal with size (well, gf can't). Were in main system which didn't get a lot of use.
Power Handling 300 Watts
Frequency Range 22 Hz-25kHz
Sensitivity 91 dB/1W/1m
Dimensions 45" H x 14" W x 16" D
Weight 120 lbs
Prefer not to ship. Located in Pleasantville, NY (Westchester County)."